ABC Afterschool Specials: Season 7, Episode 7

Seven Wishes of a Rich Kid (9 May 1979)

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Lonely rich kid is suddenly granted seven wishes from a genie. He uses all of the wishes to impress a girl at school, but it doesn't work out the way he envisioned.



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Episode cast overview:
Aunt Thelma
Calvin Brundage
Melanie Gamble
Rex Robbins ...
Mr. Brundage


Butterfly McQueen as "Aunt Thelma" a fairy-godmother with the "Seven Wishes Sweepstakes". Robbie Rist (Brady Bunch's "Oliver") co-stars as Calvin, a spoiled rich kid whose television tunes in Aunt Thelma. He's got 7 wishes and some lessons to learn. Written by <>

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Butterfly McQueen & Oliver from "Brady Bunch"
17 September 2000 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Butterfly McQueen is superb as "Aunt Thelma", a fairy-godmother who pops into Calvin Brundage's home via the TV set. He's the lucky winner of the "7 wishes sweepstakes" and Aunt Thelma is here to grant them, but not before Calvin learns a few lessons along the way.

This was one of those "Weekend Special" movies that seemed to pop up 3 or 4 times a year in the early 80's. There was actually another movie in this series, "Seven Wishes of Joanna Peabody", which was far superior. But still, this is cute, fun, lightweight entertainment for kids.

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